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Senior Manager, Procurement, Global Specialty Chemicals

J&J’s family of Consumer is recruiting for Senior Manager, Procurement, Global Specialty Chemicals located in Skillman, NJ.

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Chemical ingredients are the core technology in our products, their functional performance critical to the value we drive for our consumers & patients. J&J Consumer’s Chemicals is a complex global category of >1500 materials, across 28 different sub-categories, supplied by ~600 suppliers, valued at $700MM (2018 Business Plan). The spend comes in two broad classes, each with 50%: 1) Base / Commodity Chemicals, and 2) Specialty Chemicals.

Through our 2018-20 Strategy & road-map driving scale & choice across our material portfolio and supplier footprint, the category aspires to deliver value to J&J through all-aspect spend performance (reliability, best / fair cost, compliance, sustainability, innovation), complexity reduction (portfolio and supplier footprint) its core enabler. The incumbent will identify value & performance improvement opportunities (cost reduction / avoidance, supplier & partnership development, dual sourcing, portfolio rationalization & scaling etc..) through sub-category & sourcing strategies, partnerships with suppliers and technical & supply chain partners, and finally through go-to-market initiatives, enabled by advanced tools. While both base & specialty chemicals are exposed to commodities (agro & petro), specialty is a more complex portfolio where scaled specifications, dual sourcing, complexity reduction, early stage ingredient choices in our formulations tend to be more impactful value enablers. Most innovations in ingredient technologies also tend towards the specialty chemicals space.

This specific position will be accountable for a portion of the Specialty Chemicals spend (~$60-80MM) in the form of allotted sub-categories e.g. Preservatives, Actives & Naturals, Sunscreens etc. The scope of responsibility will cover four broad areas:

  • Global accountability to strategize & manage all-aspect performance of allotted sub-categories
  • Global Supplier Relationship Management (GSRM) ownership for a sub-set of suppliers (possibly across sub-categories)
  • Partner with NA and LATAM Consumer SC Procurement team on execution, projects, delivery, and supplier management
  • Expertise and mastery over complexity management & innovation partnerships where many / most projects tend to.

Frequently or daily, the incumbent will engage, partner &/or interact with suppliers, internal technical and functional partners, project managers, and finance. Through this role, the incumbent will build and enhance broad & deep skills in Category & Supplier Management, Complexity Reduction, and sourcing; and build deep expertise in Chemicals (and commodities), direct materials and strategic procurement within the end-2-end supply chain.

  • Own (global scope) end-2-end strategy development and execution (from business needs to sustained value / spend performance) for assigned sub-categories of spend. Following on from strategies; develop, generate & own pipeline / road map of initiatives driving value including all related to complexity reduction (portfolio or supplier footprint). For Complexity Reduction, the role will partner with procurement, technical partners, and be supported by a designated PMO structure. For sub-categories more regionally dominant, support the Regional Procurement organizations with key insights, intelligence and appropriate capabilities.
  • As GSRM, Own, develop, enhance relationships with designated / allotted S1/S2 suppliers, including co-owning (alongside R&D / Partner Enabled Innovation / Development), Joint Strategic Plans / agreements (JSPs) with certain (as allotted) S1 suppliers.
  • Ensure robust supplier management & supply performance management, including (where necessary) lead supply issue resolutions collaborating with procurement colleagues, regional MSM (Material Supply Management), RRT (Rapid Response Teams), and Technical / Quality partners.
  • Own (global) /Co-own (with regions / functions / partners) sub-category specific financial and supply performance targets (cost reductions / avoidance, supplier / portfolio rationalization, reliability, compliance, sustainability)
  • Co-own & manage sub-category specific “basket” of materials and supplier footprint, participating in critical internal governance alongside NPD teams to ensure scale & choice driven material & supplier selection on NPDs and long-term innovation projects.
  • Provide necessary / appropriate expertise in commodities impacting cost, supply, supplier & spend performance of assigned sub-categories, including understanding predicted / analyzed commodity market & price movements and forecasts, connecting those to category spend performance and products (e.g. Palm / Coconut Oils to Surfactants, Base Oil to Mineral Oil, Corn & other agro-commodities to Alcohols & Solvents)
  • Own assigned / allotted sub-category inputs to the MMF (Market Movement Forecast) process which will be supported with designated forecasting methodology, tools and analytics support.
  • Support team / category leadership and Chemicals Category Council (CCC) with capability development activity
  • Other projects and stretch initiatives as defined, scoped and allocated

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. Business, Engineering, Science) is required, preferably complemented by an MBA or other Master’s qualification
  • Demonstrated skills in Procurement, Sourcing, Category and Supplier Management, preferably in a Supply Chain Environment
  • Experience having worked frequently / daily with technical, supply chain and other functional partners.
  • Strong business and finance acumen, deep understanding of managing for impact in complex matrix environment
  • Broad-based understanding of business operations and practices and core Procurement areas of focus (Spend Management: Category Management and Supplier Management).
  • Proven ability to lead, influence, partner on & shape projects with / without direct team / authority;
  • Ability to engage, interact and negotiate value enhancing relationships with suppliers
  • Experience in complex stakeholder environment; rich influencing skills; understands complexities of regulated industries
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience, preferably inside and outside Procurement and in different J&J sectors or industries
  • Up to 20% domestic and/or international travel required
  • Will be located in Skillman, NJ at the J&J Consumer NA offices

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Skillman
J & J Consumer Inc. (6101)
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